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 Mountains & Coast

16 day self-drive holiday enjoying the Great Smoky Mountains and the South Carolina coast

Flying into and out of Charlotte in North Carolina, you’ll send a few days exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains including the Great Smoky Mountains before driving the legendary Blue Ridge Parkway. You’ll then take a leisurely trip, spending nights in Atlanta, Savannah, Hilton Head Island and Charleston before heading back to Charlotte for your return flight.

This trip is also possible using Atlanta airport instead of Charlotte.

All our road trips can be shortened or extra nights added or modified with upgraded hotels, car etc. We love building tailor made trips!

Includes flights from UK, car hire and accommodation
Fly into and out of Charlotte, North Carolina
You’ll drive approximately 1100 miles in total
 Includes Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston and Charlotte.
Your trip can be tailored to suit your needs. Extra days can easily be added or we can shorten the trip if preferred
Your full road trip pack and itinerary will be sent to you
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Your Itinerary

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Day 1:
Charlotte

Fly into Charlotte, North Carolina; home of NASCAR - a perfect opportunity to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame. You’ll stay here for one night before you begin your trip tomorrow.

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Car

Charlotte,
NC

3 Star
Hotel

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Days 2 - 4:
Great Smoky Mntns (3 nts)

Based in Asheville, in the Blue Ridge Mountains for 3 nights, you have two full days to explore the vast Biltmore Estate and these wonderfully scenic mountains. Also nearby is Dollywood, a theme park co-owned by legendary country singer Dolly Parton!

130
miles

Asheville,
NC

3 Star
Hotel

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Days 5 & 6:
Blue Park Ridgeway (2 nts)

Today you’ll cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway, surely one of the best drives in the USA. This road has a speed limit of 45mph and weaves its way from one scenic point to another. Take your time and enjoy the views.

175
miles

Blue Ridge,
GA

3 Star
Hotel

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Days 7 & 8:
Atlanta (2 nights)

Head to Atlanta for the next couple of nights. You may want to visit Coca-Cola World and Stone Mountain, a huge stone natural dome with a carved memorial to the confederacy in the side. There’s also a historic town square with buildings dating from 1793, railroad, hiking trails and parks.

95
miles

Atlanta,
GA

3 Star
Hotel

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Days 9 & 10:
Savannah (2 nights)

Founded in 1733, Savannah is famous for its horse-drawn carriages, beautiful parks and antebellum architecture. You’ll be in this calm, leafy city for two nights. The famous Forrest Gump park bench scene was filmed here too.

250
miles

Savannah,
GA

3 Star
Hotel

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Days 11 & 12:
Hilton Head Island (2 nights)

Known for its pristine beaches, many golf courses and wildlife refuge you’ll make the short drive to and stay in Hilton Head Island for two nights giving you time to enjoy this wonderful area.

40
miles

Hilton Head
Island, SC

3 Star
Hotel

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Days 13 & 14:
Charleston (2 nights)

The port city of Charleston is defined by its horse-drawn carriages, antebellum houses and cobbled roads. It has a rich civil war history; Fort Sumter, a federal stronghold was where the first shots of the Civil War rang out

170
miles

Charleston,
SC

3 Star
Hotel

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Days 15 & 16:
Final Day & Fly Home

You’ll head back to Charlotte today, around 3.5 hours drive for your evening, overnight flight back to the UK.

210
miles

Return
Car

3 Star
Hotel

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Car
Our standard prices include a small family car, but you can hire a convertible or SUV. Take a look at your car choice here.

Hotels
We are  independent and have a wide choice of hotels. Let us know if you’d like to upgrade any of your hotels.

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